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AMBUCS rides in 25th Tour de Meers

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MEERS, Okla_ Around 600 cyclist took to the open road Saturday morning for a scenic ride through Meers, Medicine Park and the Wildlife Refuge.  

It was the 25th annual Tour de Meers.

The event benefits the Meers Volunteer Fire Department, but Saturday one rider rode for more.

"10 Miles. Woo! Way to go Dad!"


Ron Reid is bound to his wheel chair and has lost both of his hands, but like many times before, he didn't let his handicap stop him, riding his custom bike 10 long miles.  

"One of my therapist suggested that I do the Tour De Meer, and like an idiot I agreed," Reid said.


It's been years since Reid has walked on his own, but last October, he was given the gift of freedom.

AMBUCs hooked him up with his own amtryke.



"I'm normally bound to a wheel chair so being able to get out on my own and go two or three miles that's just all the difference in the world," Reid said.

That freedom now fueling his fire, he's hoping he can pay it forward.

"If we could use the idea of someone with no hands and not able to walk join the Tour De Meers then maybe we could get some fundraising," Reid said.

So they established a  fundraising site under the name "Riders for AMBUCs."

Hoping to motivate others to help give a similar opportunity to some one else.  

"We were going to ride anyway may as well see if we could generate some funds and turn it all over to AMBUCS," Reid said.

Reid started training back in November, but never biked more than just three or four miles.

Until Saturday when he did the full 10 miles.
     
He says he couldn't  have done it with out the group by his side.

"There were several hills between here and Ann's Country Kitchen out there that I wouldn't have even attempted if I hadn't had some assistance," Reid said. 

Reid says he hopes those that see this will push themselves and continue to try.
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